Certificate in Sustainable Management

Sustainability refers to the use of ecosystems and their resources in a manner that satisfies current needs without compromising the needs or options of future generations.

A sustainable business is one that generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts.

This program covers several key topics, including:

  • The reasons for sustainability's increase in popularity
  • The connection between the environment and sustainability
  • The business case for embracing sustainable management within an organization
  • The role government regulation plays in sustainability efforts
  • Some criticisms of corporate sustainability
  • Applying sustainable management principles in the workplace
  • Applying the triple bottom line (TBL) concept and its three pillars of "People, Planet, and Profits" in organizations
  • Recognizing and implementing best practices for measuring sustainable management efforts
  • Upon successful completion of all courses in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion.

Courses included in this certificate program are listed at the bottom of this page.

Key Features
Expert-supported
Mobile-friendly
Accessible
Badge and credit-awarding
Games & Flashcards
Video content
Real-world case studies
Audio-enabled in app

Refund Policy
You may request a refund up to 5 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of each course in the certificate has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.

Notes
All courses in this certificate have an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Courses included in this suite:

An Overview of Sustainable Management
Corporate Social Responsibility
Measuring Sustainable Management Performance
Sustainable Management: Leadership Ethics
Triple Bottom Line Accounting

Certificate Details

Courses may be taken separately, or as a certificate.

  • Dates: Open enrollment
  • Duration: 365 days
  • Time: 25 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Certificate Fee: $459.00 USD
  • CEUs: 2.5 CEUs IACET CEUs: 2.5
  • Code: 01-PRO-BUS-ON

An Overview of Sustainable Management

Sustainable management is managing a firm so that it generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts. The business case for sustainable management is that it can help a company's long-run profitability and success. This course provides an overview of sustainable management, and discusses the role of government and regulation in sustainable management practices.
  • Dates: Open enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $99.00 USD
  • CEUs: .5 CEUs
    IACET CEUs: .5
  • Code: 01-PRO-BUS-ON

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the concept of organizations taking responsibility for their impact on society and the environment. Businesses which embrace CSR promote the public interest through what they do (for example, encouraging community growth and development) and what they refrain from doing (for example, eliminating or avoiding practices that harm stakeholders, regardless of whether such practices are legal). CSR is the inclusion of the public interest into corporate decision-making.
  • Dates: Open enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $99.00 USD
  • CEUs: .5 CEUs
    IACET CEUs: .5
  • Code: 01-PRO-BUS-ON

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Measuring Sustainable Management Performance

One well-known business saying is that you can't manage what you can't measure. With the growing importance of sustainable management, business leaders must find the appropriate tools and techniques for measuring their organization's sustainability performance. This course reviews the measurement of sustainable management practices and performance.
  • Dates: Open enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $99.00 USD
  • CEUs: .5 CEUs
    IACET CEUs: .5
  • Code: 01-PRO-MALA-ON

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Sustainable Management: Leadership Ethics

Leaders are increasingly being held responsible and accountable for the manner in which they lead and if they are adhering to ethical behavior when they make decisions. Organizations have learned that the costs of unethical actions can be high, both legally, and from the perspective of brand image and reputation. At the same time, research is showing that good business ethics translates to good business results. Leading in an ethical manner can provide a clear advantage in building a thriving enterprise.
  • Dates: Open enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $99.00 USD
  • CEUs: .5 CEUs
    IACET CEUs: .5
  • Code: 01-PRO-MALA-ON

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Triple Bottom Line Accounting

In order to pursue the goal of sustainability, corporate and government leaders must manage companies and economies in terms of balancing and optimizing the triple bottom line of social, environmental, and economic impacts. The Triple Bottom Line concept, also known as the "3Ps" ("People, Planet, and Profit"), is both a metaphor for thinking about sustainability as well as the basis for a practical framework for accounting and reporting on organizations' activities and impacts. The TBL concept borrows the well-known and widely accepted idea of financial accounting and its "bottom line" and expands it.
  • Dates: Open enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $99.00 USD
  • CEUs: .5 CEUs
    IACET CEUs: .5
  • Code: 01-PRO-BUS-ON

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